Doggie Days.

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As an animal lover living not only in a busy city, but also in a flat where you're not allowed pets, finding an outlet for my interest's can be tough. I find spending time with any animal extremely rewarding so when I stumbled upon Freshfields Animal Rescue Centre, a charity devoted to providing sanctuary and care to abandoned and rescued animals, I knew I had to get involved somehow. 

Based just outside Liverpool, Freshfields Animal Rescue offers sanctuary to a variety of animals from dogs and cats to hamsters, chinchillas and several farmyard animals. When trying to get involved I noticed a 'Volunteer' page and quickly signed up to be an off-site dog-walker. This basically involves taking the rescue dogs out on a little walk in the country side to help lighten the workers loads a little, give the animals some enrichment and a hopefully a bit of fun. 

Today myself and a friend popped to the Liverpool centre (there's also one in North Wales) to walk a couple of dogs, and I think we got the cutest dogs in the whole shelter. Father and son duo, Jesse (black) and Bruno (tan) are two cross-breeds and the most playful, easy-going dogs you could ever meet. We had such a lovely day walking them through the countryside and it makes me sad to think that someone abandoned these two. If you live near an animal shelter I can't recommend volunteering enough. It gave me such a lift to spend some time with animals that are grateful and I knew I had used my day off in a worth while way. You can catch up with the work that Freshfields do here. I hope you enjoyed this picture heavy post! It's a bit unusual for me but these two boys were just too cute not to share. Aisling. xo

6 comments:

  1. Wonderful post :) I love volunteering with animal shelters! I volunteer with Grovehill Animal Trust in Northern Ireland as its close to my house :) x

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  2. Oh my gosh this is a lovely post! You look beautiful Aisling and these cuties are adorable! ^__^

    Jemma xx

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  3. Bless your heart. I have so much admiration for you for doing this. Dogs are seriously one of the best cures for almost anything and it must feel even better helping out a charity.
    I'm lucky to have my best friend though I wanted to help my local shelter too, however it being a small town and the only shelter they always have too many volunteers! ha

    Lovely post and beautiful photos.

    Best wishes, Danielle xo
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  4. Such cuties! Looks like you had an amazing time.
    Lovely post Xx

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  5. What a great way to volunteer and spend time with some pups! Great post!

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  6. Oh my goodness I love this post SO much! Those guys are super cute and look just lovely! I'm a massive animal lover also and I'm seriously considering getting involved with this! I know exactly what you mean about living in a flat, just not the same without a four legged friend following you around!

    Soph x | www.avenuedesophie.co.uk

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